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Footage released of rolling shootout involving officer and 28-year-old gunman

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Peter Yankowski

Connecticut Post, Bridgeport

Officials on Monday released the name of the Norwich officer involved in a shootout last week with a man allegedly armed with an assault-style rifle.

They also released footage of the incident from a body and dash camera, and audio recordings of radio dispatches.

Neither the officer, Scott Dupointe, nor the alleged gunman, 28-year-old Andrew O’Lone, were hit during the exchange, despite police later finding “numerous” rounds from both weapons at the scene, according to a Norwich police report obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media last week.

O’Lone has been charged with attempted murder, attempted first-degree assault and assault on a police officer, according to authorities. He was also charged with offenses related to the possession of an assault weapon and high capacity magazine, as well as first-degree and second-degree criminal mischief.

Dash footage from Officer Dupointe’s police vehicle shows the car traveling down a rainy road illuminated by street lamps. As the car comes to an intersection, a figure emerges from the dark on the right hand side. The video has no sound, but sparks and debris fly through the air.

Footage from Dupointe’s body-worn camera also released alongside the dash footage shows the officer struggle to put the vehicle in park. Dupointe then rolls out the driver’s door and falls to the ground with his handgun in his hand. He appears to train the weapon on the figure running away behind the car before lowering his gun and running back to the vehicle. This video also does not feature sound.

“I’ve been shot at,” Dupointe can be heard calling into the radio in audio released alongside the footage.

A passerby appear to come up to Dupointe after he returns to his car. The footage ends as more police arrive at the scene.

The incident began around 9:55 p.m. on Oct. 26. Callers reported to emergency dispatch that they heard gunshots around Westwood Road, according to a preliminary report from Inspector General Robert Devlin, who is investigating Dupointe’s use of force.

Dupointe “was the first responding officer to arrive in the area and reported observing a subject, later identified as Andrew O’Lone, carrying a rifle,” Devlin wrote in the report.

O’Lone began firing at the front windshield of Dupointe’s windshield, according to the report.

“Officer Dupointe further reported that, after being shot at multiple times he returned gunfire at the subject,” the report read.

O’Lone was later taken into custody by police at his apartment without incident after his mother called police and told authorities he wished to turn himself in, according to the Norwich police report. The report said police located the rifle, allegedly described by O’Lone as an AR-15-style weapon, with a 30-round magazine inserted.

O’Lone remains in custody on $1 million bond and was scheduled to appear in court next week.

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